The

The "Hostage" (Modern Plays) (Modern Classics)

by Brendan Behan (Author)

Synopsis

An essential text in the development of modern British drama First staged by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop company at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London, in 1958, The Hostage is a play about a Cockney soldier held as a hostage in a Dublin lodging house in exchange for an IRA man who is to be hanged in Belfast. Civic Guards accidentally shoot him in a raid on the house. It is a witty and often profound comment on Anglo-Irish relationships and on the Irish themselves. This is Behan's best-known and most popular play and a classic of the modern stage.A magnificent entertainment which crowds in tragedy and comedy, bitterness and love, caricature and portrayal, ribaldry and eloquence, patriotism and cynicism... (Harold Hobson, The Times)

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Methuen Drama
Published: 01 Dec 1959

ISBN 10: 0413311902
ISBN 13: 9780413311900